Jerry and Jumbo

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Jerry and Jumbo
Tom and Jerry series
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Title Card
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Story by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Kenneth Muse
Irven Spence
Ed Barge
Backgrounds by Robert Gentle
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) February 21, 1953
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:13
Language English
Preceded by The Missing Mouse
Followed by Johann Mouse

Jerry and Jumbo is the 74th one reel animated Tom and Jerry short, created in 1951, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley. It was animated by Kenneth Muse, Irven Spence and Ed Barge with backgrounds by Robert Gentle and was released to theatres on February 21, 1953 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


A baby elephant named Jumbo and his mother are on a passing train, but Jumbo falls off and rolls into Tom's basket. Jumbo hides under Tom's blanket as Tom goes to sleep. Tom unawarely pushes him to get comfortable, but Jumbo pulls his trunk back in time. Jumbo then steps out of the basket and runs around with Tom on top of him, causing Tom to bump his head on a cabinet. Tom, confused, goes back to sleep.

Jumbo then sucks up all of Tom's milk from 15 feet away, waking the cat up again. As Tom storms into the kitchen after Jerry, Jumbo hides. Jerry is drinking milk from the refrigerator, and a drop of milk falls from his whisker, leading Tom to blame Jerry. Tom moves to smash Jerry with the milk bowl, but Jumbo sucks Jerry away just in time.

Tom, puzzled, walks away as Jerry and Jumbo befriend each other. Wanting to please his new friend, Jerry retrieves a bag of peanuts by standing on Jumbo, but accidentally breaks it over Jumbo's head, waking Tom up for a third time. Jumbo flees, summoning Jerry with his suction, into a closet. As Tom examines the peanuts, Jumbo sucks the peanuts under the door, frightening the cat and leading him toward the door. As Tom tries to force entry, Jerry shares his plans to Jumbo and paints Jumbo brown with a black nose to turn him into a giant lookalike of Jerry.

Tom's mouse hunt comes to an end, being fooled by a baby elephant and its mother in mouse disguises.

They then unlock the door; as Tom opens it, both Jerry and Jumbo whack him with a hammer. Tom, puzzled, peeks inside, but instantly shuts the door when he sees Jumbo. Tom grabs a baseball bat, looking to beat up Jumbo, but instead gets whacked by Jerry again. After a fourth time, Jumbo punches Tom with his trunk, hurling the cat into a desk. Tom then returns to the door and opens it for a fifth time, taking shelter behind it, but finds that nothing happens. Tom then hears a crashing noise and chases Jerry. As Tom runs back and forth, he sees Jumbo on the other side. Tom runs across a second time and sees Jerry, much to his relief, but after running across four times, he sees both Jerry and Jumbo.

Tom then pokes his head over the wall. He sees Jumbo, then Jerry, then Jumbo, then Jerry. When he sees a huge mousehole next to Jerry's, Tom puts a large mousetrap near Jumbo's hole, but Jumbo sucks Tom back into the trap. Tom chases after Jerry, who runs into a small mouse hole. Tom gropes for Jerry's tail, but grabs Jumbo's instead, causing Tom to fall back carrying Jumbo and Jumbo to flatten Tom onto the stairs .

Tom, now deciding to meet force head-on, grabs a shotgun and chases Jerry, while Jumbo hides. Jumbo's mother then pokes her head through the window and hugs him before scooping him up as Tom continues to shoot at Jerry. Jerry runs outside as Jumbo calls to him from the garage with a paintbrush, with Tom following. Jerry jumps out, followed by Jumbo and his mother, decked out in mouse colors too. Upon being confronted by this utterly terrifying display, Tom's gun droops down like limp spaghetti and Tom laughs nervously while mimicking the sizes of the "mice" before running off cackling manically (having apparently gone insane) while breaking through a wall and a fence.



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